Nigeria international Francisca Ordega has signed for Athletico Madrid‘s Women from National Women’s Soccer League side Washington Spirit.

The World Cup star penned an off-season loan deal with the Spanish side after completing a medical.

According to an official statement, the deal will keep the winger at the Spanish club till March 2018.

The 24-year-old, who will return to Spirit ahead of the start of the 2018 season, signed a similar deal with Australlian side Sydney FC in February 2016.

Ordega spoke of her delight at joining Las Colchoneras.

“For me, it is an honor and I am very happy to be here. Atletico Madrid is a great club, internationally recognized, and I really want to start,” she told the club’s website.


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